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We Love Paris In The Spring Time! New Shots of Street Art.

We Love Paris In The Spring Time! New Shots of Street Art.

When Cole Porter wrote “I love Paris in the Springtime!” in 1953 he probably was thinking of showgirls and their suitors and the wickedness of the Montmartre dance halls in the 1890s, but when photographer Sandra Hoj was in Paris last week she was thinking of aerosol paintings and paste-ups, and her enthusiasm was equal or greater to Porters.

“Five full glorious days in one of my favorite cities,” she writes when talking about her excursions into the Paris Street Art scene, saying, “Noticing street art is a party, not a job. It’s time to dance.”

Now back in Copenhagen where she blogs and writes about infrastructure, urban planning, bike parking, and trees, Ms. Hoj happily shares her newest Paris findings with BSA readers, and we thank her for it!

“I miss Paris already,” she adds.

 

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Vinie. Detail. Le Mur. Paris. France. May 2015. (photo © Sandra Hoj)

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Vinie. Le Mur. Paris. France. May 2015. (photo © Sandra Hoj)

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Big Ben. Paris. France. May 2015. (photo © Sandra Hoj)

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Big Ben. Detail. Paris. France. May 2015. (photo © Sandra Hoj)

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The Outings Project. Paris. France. May 2015. (photo © Sandra Hoj)

The Outings Project; a cool participative art project, moving Renaissance museum art into the streets. It is spreading all over the world. I caught this one in Paris, before I even knew that it was part of something bigger,” says Sandra.

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Zag et Sia. Paris. France. May 2015. (photo © Sandra Hoj)

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Levalet. Detail. Paris. France. May 2015. (photo © Sandra Hoj)

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Levalet. Paris. France. May 2015. (photo © Sandra Hoj)

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K-Bal. Paris. France. May 2015. (photo © Sandra Hoj)

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Jo Di Bona. Detail. Paris. France. May 2015. (photo © Sandra Hoj)

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Jo Di Bona. Paris. France. May 2015. (photo © Sandra Hoj)

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ThyM’arengo. Detail. Paris. France. May 2015. (photo © Sandra Hoj)

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ThyM’arengo. Paris. France. May 2015. (photo © Sandra Hoj)

A few links about the artists from Sandra:

Jo Di Bona (https://instagram.com/jodibona/ and https://www.facebook.com/popgraffiti)

Vinie  (http://www.viniegraffiti.com/)

Zag et Sia (https://fr-fr.facebook.com/ZaG47)

ThyM’arengo (https://www.facebook.com/thymarengo)

We wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to Sandra for sharing with us her findings in Paris. Make sure to visit Sandra’s blog called  Classic Copenhagen

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Finding Peace In Copenhagen with Sculpting Street Artist Tejn

Finding Peace In Copenhagen with Sculpting Street Artist Tejn

Sandra Hoj has been tracking the work of iron sculpture Street Artist Tejn for a few years now and she tells us that she had spotted a number of new ones recently. Any kind of art in the streets that is illegal and elicits a response is considered “real” street art by most today, so it is interesting to see this welded storyline as it continues to unfold and lock itself around the capital city of Denmark.

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TEJN (photo © Sandra Hoj)

“Tejn just released a fresh batch of lock on sculptures in Copenhagen. Made from salvaged iron found in the streets, welded into sculptures, and returned as art chained to public railings. The three pieces I have spotted so far, all speak of peace, and they seem almost tailored for the locations. Like the gun in the meat grinder, attached to a pole by the troubled People’s Park.”

“The attention to detail is extraordinary. Look at the tiny hands on the man carefully winding up the peace sign! I find it impossible to pass a Tejn, and not feel instantly better.”

~ Sandra Hoj

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TEJN. Detail. (photo © Sandra Hoj)

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TEJN (photo © Sandra Hoj)

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TEJN. Detail. (photo © Sandra Hoj)

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TEJN (photo © Sandra Hoj)

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TEJN. Detail. (photo © Sandra Hoj)

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TEJN. Detail. (photo © Sandra Hoj)

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TEJN (photo © Sandra Hoj)

For more Street Art and other tasty morsels in Copenhagen visit Classic Copenhagen

 

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Shepard Fairey in Copenhagen for “Your Ad Here” and 5 New Murals

Shepard Fairey has been in Copenhagen for a number of days for his new show Your Ad Here, which opens to the public today at V1 Gallery. Aside from the gallery installation, naturally, he and his team undertook the job of creating 5 gigantic murals on some of the remarkable vertical walls in this capital city of 2 million.

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Photographer Sandra Hoj was on hand to witness the installation of one of them and she tells BSA about this piece:

“This piece is the second of five, located on Osterbro. We have an old tradition for murals here, but we rarely see street art of this magnitude. On the second day word had gotten around, and people were camping out in front, following the progress. It was a time consuming piece pasting, tearing and tinting, not even six guys working non stop were able to finish it in just one day. When I returned the next day, it was all done and the sun made it appear almost on fire, crazy beautiful” ~ Sandra Hoj

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Shepard Fairey. Copenhagen (photo © Sandra Hoj) “More transition, use more clear. You can always make it darker, but you can’t make it lighter”  – SF

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Shepard Fairey. Copenhagen (photo © Sandra Hoj) “You can bring it down a little… perfect! SF

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Shepard Fairey. Copenhagen (photo © Sandra Hoj)

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Shepard Fairey. Copenhagen (photo © Sandra Hoj)

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Shepard Fairey. Copenhagen (photo © Sandra Hoj)

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Shepard Fairey. Copenhagen (photo © Sandra Hoj)

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Shepard Fairey. Copenhagen (photo © Sandra Hoj)

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Shepard Fairey. Copenhagen (photo © Sandra Hoj)

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Shepard Fairey. Copenhagen (photo © Sandra Hoj)

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Shepard Fairey. Copenhagen (photo © Sandra Hoj)

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To see images of Shepard’s other murals in Copenhagen visit Sandra Hoj’s site here

To read more about Shepard’s show at the V1 Gallery click here

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